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Fun Beauty Ideas to Try While You Are Stuck Indoors

By April 6, 2020 June 25th, 2020 No Comments

Let’s face it. Quarantine can get rough at times. But just because we might be stuck inside does not mean we have to relinquish all our passion for self-care, looking good, and feeling good. If you find yourself getting a case of “quarantears”, try out one of these new beauty trends that were supposed to take off this spring:

 

Fluffy Brows

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While brows are an important part of our looks, big brows are the norm these days. As with all trends that repeat, this is a new iteration: bushy and fluffy. The overall effect is youthful and carefree.

Achieve this look:

Benefit Gimme Brow ($24 at Ulta)

“If time is of the essence, Gimme Brow should be your top pick. The small brush grooms and shapes the brows, while the tinted gel packed with tiny fibers thickens your brows, too. A great all-rounder.”

 

Rainbow Eyeshadow

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Eyeshadow Palettes – They’re fun to use, you can create all different types of looks depending on your mood, and it feels like there are millions of options on the market. From every brand at every price point to matte shades, shimmer shades, glitter shades, large palette small palettes, and everything in between – it can be overwhelming, to say the least. ​As you gravitate towards colorful eyeshadow this spring, keep in mind you don’t have to commit to one hue per look. You can use as many colors to turn your eyelids into mini-masterpieces! ​Whether you want to add a pop of color or go full-on neon, these electric shades will give you a statement appearance.

Achieve this look:

Urban Decay Wired Palette ($39)

“Fear not, because ​Urban Decay​ is here to spice things up with its new Wired collection, featuring electric colors in all shades of the neon rainbow. It is the perfect collection for beating away those winter blues.”

 

Flushed, Glass Lips

Imagine your favorite ​tinted lip balm​ and go-to ​nude lipstick​ had a baby: You’d have the perfect lip color. The look is just as bold and colorful as a matte bold lip, but a bit more wearable.

Achieve this look:

Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip in Haute Cocoa ($27 at Sephora)

“The look of a liquid lipstick meets the comfortable feel of a balm and the plumped-up sheen of a gloss. Created with a superfruit blend featuring cranberry, blueberry, and raspberry extracts, this emollient-rich, full-coverage formula glides on with pure color pigments and offers nourishing comfort and moisture—both instantly and over time.”

 

Inner Corner Eyeliner

Inner eye accentuation makes the eyes look more structural. Skip the wings and line your inner corners for a more geometrical vibe. If winged eyeliner is part of your routine, you can spice it up by extending the line to your inner corners.

Achieve this look:

Colorslide by Glosser ($15)

“This waterproof formula doesn’t crease, smudge, tug, or skip when you apply it and lasts up to 12 hours. It comes in 14 unexpected shades to switch up your routine, so now you can do a cat-eye in an eggshell blue or a smokey eye in a gingery orange.”

 

Pre-Highlight Glowing Skin

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In 2020, skin is going to look like skin, with a veil of hydrating, glowing coverage. The secret to a natural glow involves adding liquid highlighter ​before​ foundation. After a moisturizer, use a liquid highlighter, massaging it into the cheekbones, upon the forehead, and down the nose. It evens the skin and adds a little glow, so the skin looks like there’s nothing over it.”

That first layer of glow comes through the foundation and concealer and reads as radiant skin, not as makeup.

Achieve this look:

NYX Professional Makeup NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation ($9.50 at Target)

“One reason why this NYX foundation has over 900 five-star reviews on Target.com is because of its water-based formula, which allows for buildable coverage, adjusted based on the number of drops you layer on your skin.”

 

Glossier FutureDew $24

Glossier‘s skin-care serum is a perfect starter for pre-highlighting: dewy skin is the key. Its blend of hydrating squalane, nourishing oils, brightening plant-based extracts, and light-reflecting minerals give the skin a subtle gloss that glows even under makeup.”

 

Bright Lips

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Forget a bold red lip. In 2020, it’s all about making a statement with bright-​pink lipstick​. Bright colors don’t just have to be focused on your eyes. You can bring it to your lips for a concentrated pop of color. Rely on a statement fuchsia lip to spice up all your minimal makeup looks in the following year. Unlike red, that can add a few years to your look, this rich pink will infuse your looks with youth and radiance.

Achieve this look:

SUQQU Moisture Rich Lipstick ($32.50)

“​SUQQU​’s new Moisture Rich Lipstick range gives balm-like rich hydration that sinks in while creating brilliant radiance that looks as if it came from within. Rather than painting lips with pigments which can make them look flat and dull, the new formula tints and blends in – bringing out the natural plumpness with enhanced definitions. Infused with a new blend of rosehip oil, grape seed oil, and apricot kernel oil, it also provides instant, long-lasting nourishment.”

 

Eyelid Accents

Pearls are going to be huge in 2020. It’s the runway trend that’s still going strong. You’ll see them dotted on nails and start to see them popping up on eyelids. ​Full glam has officially reached new levels! Bedazzled makeup​ takes inspiration from the ’90s when we used one or a few gems to spice up our looks. However, the 2020 bedazzled makeup is a whole new vibe. You can now add multiple tiny gems and pearls to achieve that WOW effect.

Achieve this look:

Ardell Duo Lash Glue ($6.50 at Ulta)

“Place the glue on the back of your pearl and apply it wherever you desire. The formula will dry almost immediately, so it won’t need extra setting spray or adhesive.”

Amazon and other distributors offer a wide assortment of crafting pearls you can order.

With these ideas and others at your disposal, there is no limit to the creative opportunities that quarantine can provide! Use this time to craft your next jaw-dropping new look and reap the benefits!